Tag: Equality

Saudi Arabia’s latest PR stunt

Via CODEPINK: Women For Peace: In two weeks, over a hundred European professional golfers will gather to compete in Saudi Arabia’s latest PR stunt: the kingdom’s first all-women golf tournament. Meanwhile, just a matter of miles away from the course, trailblazing Saudi women’s rights activists Loujain al-Halthoul is languishing in prison on a hunger strike, held incommunicado from her family. No woman is free until we all are free. How can these athletes compete and claim to be promoting gender equality when a fellow woman is imprisoned for the “crime” of peacefully fighting for her rights? Pressure prominent female golfers to drop out of the tournament:

https://www.codepink.org/golf

https://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-rights-int-idUSKBN27C1TJ